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Daniel M. Kowalski
Labor shortage worsens as peak harvest nears

"Already some fields in the Pajaro Valley in Santa Cruz County are being abandoned because farmers can't find enough workers. Farmers in that area say there are 10 percent to 20 percent fewer workers available to harvest strawberry, raspberry...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Immigration rules bug Brits; Visa delays choke businesses as 'pervasive' problems persist

"A 'broken' immigration system is pushing some families oceans apart as rules tightened by terrorist fears create frustrating backlogs and other obstacles for foreign business owners in Central Florida. The U.S. Embassy in London is taking...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Experts say exodus of illegal immigrants could stagger economy

?To suggest that we can do away with immigrant laborers and hire native workers to pick broccoli by paying them more money is based on the childlike view of people who have no idea of how hard it is to pick broccoli,? said Wayne Cornelius, a professor...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Farmers: Harvest raids are badly timed

"U-pick strawberry fans called Coulter Farms this summer and heard this recorded message: "Help! We need help!" An immigration raid just before the harvest started had taken all but four of the farm's migrant workers. Suddenly, 78...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
The fuss over farm labor

Florida farmers and farmworker advocates worry about a chronic shortage of laborers if Congress fails to pass legislation legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants. Miami Herald, Sept. 10, 2006. http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/15480328.htm

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Farmers say lack of workers could cost them millions; tough immigration law blamed

"Farmers say agriculture workers are staying away from Colorado because of a new immigration law passed by state lawmakers this summer and that the lack of help could cost them millions of dollars." Greeley Tribune, Sept. 9, 2006. http://www...

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